Weston Point Community Primary School
Advice to All Parents
We have been made aware of a member of our school community who have tested positive for COVID 19.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Parents/carers of the children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.
The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Noreen Curphey Headteacher
NHS Letter.pdf 25.09.2020
Weston Point Primary School
Head teacher: Miss N Curphey
Secretary: Mrs C Williams
Telephone: 01928 574 593
Deputy head: Mr T Paul
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Chair of Governing Body: Glenys Bellfield
Dates For Your Diary
Important information if your child is unwell.
INFLUENZA - Stay at home, rest and sleep.
DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING -
Stay at home and get plenty of rest. Keep
children away from school for at least 48 hours
after the last episode of diarrhoea/vomiting.
Remember— Punctuality is important .
Valuable teaching time can be lost if your child is late.
Key Stage 2 children all have a homework diary, can you please check the diary and sign it each week. Remember this diary can be an important means of communication
between home and school.
School Session Times
A.M 9.00 —12.00 (Rec /KS1)
9.00 – 12.15 (KS2)
Lunch 12.00—1.00 (Rec /KS1)
1.00— 3.00 ( Rec /KS1)
1.00— 3.05 (KS2)
Children should arrive on the playground no earlier than 8.50 am.
It has been observed that the parking of motor vehicles in the vicinity of
Weston Point Primary School , are parked in such a manner as to cause unnecessary obstruction to other road users and a danger to your children and their friends making their way to and from school.
Incidents of vehicles parking:
On the pavement causing an obstruction to pedestrians, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.Parking on or near to a junction obstructing the line of sight, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.
Parking near to the school gates on the hatch markings obstructing the line of sight, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.
We are, therefore, asking for the co-operation of yourself and other users of your vehicle in this matter, in order to help in reducing the risk of accidents occurring at the location. Please, if you must drive your children to or from school park well away from the school entrance and at a location which will not cause obstruction or a danger to any other person. As soon as your child is safely in the school or car, drive away promptly and safely, bearing in mind those children who are arriving/ leaving on foot.
Finally, we much prefer to rely upon the willing co-operation of road users to reduce the hazards described above. Unfortunately, if that co-operation is not forthcoming, enforcement measures by fixed penalty or court proceedings may be the only alternative.
Weston Point Primary School
Telephone: 01928 574 593
Head teacher: Miss N Curphey
Secretary: Mrs C Williams
Chair of Governing body: Glenys Bellfield
The school day begins at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00 for the Infants, and 3:05 for the Juniors.
At 10:30am, all of the children in school have a morning break time. Break time is between 10:30 and 10:45. Children who wish to have a morning snack, are served a selection of fruit or toast and a drink of water or milk from the hatch in the dining room. Each snack item costs 20 pence.
Children in Key Stage 1 have their lunch at 12:00, and Key Stage 2 begin their lunch break at 12:15. Lunch times all end at 1:00.
All children in Key Stage One have an afternoon playtime between 2:00 and 2:15. During this playtime, the children are provided with a small piece of fruit.
Drop-off and collection:
At the beginning and the end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents and carers. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset. Children in Key Stage 2 can be collected by the door next to pre-school, at home time.
Getting to school:
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits; it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike racks. If you do need to travel by car, we have spaces to park your vehicles, opposite the entrance to school.
Punctuality It is a parent's responsibility to ensure their children arrive at school on time. Lateness can disrupt the learning of others and can result in a pupil feeling greater stress and achieving poorer outcomes.
Every school, by law, has to register pupils twice a day; first thing in the morning at the start of the school day, and again in the afternoon session. If a pupil fails to attend or arrives late they will be marked as an absence for that session.
Research shows a close link between attendance at school and a child's achievement. Being late adds up to a loss of learning.
All time out of school affects learning and achievement for pupils. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time.Any child who arrives after registration should go to the School Office with parent/guardian .Parent/guardian will be asked to sign The Late Book .This is a Health and Safety matter as we require a written record of all children in school.
THE AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
Weston Point Community Primary School aims to nurture the all round development of every pupil. In order to achieve this, we set out to:
To create a secure, happy, caring environment, where children and staff can develop their full potential, intellectually, physically and spiritually, having equal opportunities and receiving an education of quality suited to their specific need.
To treat each child as an individual, recognising his/her achievement and rewarding success.
We endeavour to foster the child's confidence in his/her abilities and enable them to adopt skills and strategies to become, where practicable, independent learners.
We aim to encourage the concepts of fair play and fair mindedness.
To provide a lively, stimulating curriculum in which the children are given a firm grounding in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy and having access to the National Curriculum and its assessment. In so doing, we endeavour to extend the child's perceptive and creative skills. Our teaching of the core subjects is directed through the outlines of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, and specific Science teaching. The foundation subjects are taught, initially, through an imaginative cross-curricular approach, becoming more subject based as the child progresses through the school, and providing as many first hand experiences as possible.
To foster a partnership between the school and the wider the community, encouraging respect for the environment. This partnership is also vital in the working together of staff, parents and governors for the benefit of the children.
We are a school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture, involving everyone – children, parents, staff, Governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership, hoping that together we can provide the best for every child.